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The 12th century gave Cowley a fine little church, and the 15th century gave its church a fine little tower; but it is the 20th century that has brought it a fame spread far beyond the boundaries of Oxfordshire... more
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Evacuation of Salesian College to Oxford WW"
My father Terry Davies was a pupil at the Salesian College Battersea which was evacuated to Oxford at the start of WW2 . I believe there was no Salesian school before they arrived in 1939. He was not with his parents on the 1939 register nor with the family in Cowley to whom he was evacuated until he completed his A levels in 1945. Any information about the school or where I can search further would be appreciated. I can only assume that when the 1939 register was done they were sleeping on some floor somewhere in Oxford address unknown. Judith of Ashtead
red mail HAYNES
Hi, i'm looking for information on the HAYNES family. Olive Matilda HAYNES (My Grandmother) b. 1910 and died of TB 1941. She was married to William Thomas GIBBONS (a baker in Cowley, Oxford). Olives parents were Walter Ricahrd HAYNES 1873 and Matilda Ann COLEMAN 1873.
red mail Gibbons
Hi, I'm looking for information on the GIBBONS family of Oxforshire. My GGrandfather was Walter Thomas GIBBONS (a Baker) of 42 Between towns road, Cowley, Oxford. Don't know when he was born but he died in 1950. Was married to Matilda Hanney STEEL b. 1888 and died 1950. Children were William Thomas (a Baker) (my Grandfather), married to Olive Matilda HAYNES: Richard Albert b. 1911, married to Catherin Whelan b. 1913; George married to Rose MORTIMER: Mary Margaret; Frederick Joseph married to Margaret RANSOM; Dorothey married to Lawson ADAMS; and Rita married to John Deacon.
red mail Steel family
I'm looking for information on Joseph STEEL died 1917, married to Mary WATTS. their 6 children were Matilda Hanney died 1950 married to Walter Thomas GIBBONS; Frederick b. 1886 died 1914 married to Bertha Mary ?; Albert Henry died 1915, Victoria, Tag and Blythe. the last 3 girls may have emmigrated to Canada.
red mail Thomas or William Casey
I am searching for information on Thomas or William Casey who lived in Cowley or Temple Cowley around 1880-1890. Both are listed as masons. Thomas was killed in an accident and left a son Bertram Thomas who emigrated to the United States when he was about 11 (in 1891) to live with relatives. Any information would be helpful.
Little Family
I am searching my family history ref my G/grandmother (Jane Purcell)Records I have show her sister, Gertrude, married a Thomas Little at St. Johns Church Cowley 10/2/1895 Children were Gertrude May b.30/3/1900 - Ruby Jennie b.25/2/1903 & Clare Naomi b.13/6/1905. Gertrude died in 1945 in Cirencester.Other info.of this family arises in Wiltshire. Any info I have I will willinly share
red mail hayward scragg
looking for any information on the haywards or scraggs from this area
red mail Alice Georgina TAYLOR
Alice Georgina Taylor born late 1880's in Cowley Road Workhouse, Oxford. Mother Emily Taylor and Grandfather Joseph Taylor of Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire who was a police constable in Oxfordshire Constabulary. I am her Grandson and are looking for any information
red mail Daniel R. Margetts
Daniel Richard Margetts was listed in several of the 'Trade Directories' of the time (1890-1918) as a 'confectioner/newsagent' of Cowley Road Oxford. He was wed to Sarah King and they had several children, including: Susannah (married a Lowe), Mary Ann, Sarah (married a Bateman), Agnes, Daniel (married a Bossom), William (married a Boulter), Martha (married a Havercroft)and Frank. Daniel Richard was widowed very early and himself died at the age of 89. I believe the shop had first been operated/run by his son Frank. Frank went on to marry Catherine Batt and emigrate to Australia in 1890. It is from this Frank and Catherine I originate from. Anyone with ties to this family I would love to hear from.
red mail George BATT of Cowley Road, Cowley
George Batt, carpenter of Cowley Road, died in a carting accident in Cowley in 1890. He had several children, two of which emigrated to Australia. Those left behind had family of their own as did the ones here in Australia. Sometime after his first wife (Maria Napper)died in 1874 he married a woman by the name of Charity (? surname) from Basingstoke. George and Maria Batt's children include: Mary Ann (married a Wheeler), Sarah (married a Willis), Ann(married a Cope), George, James (married a Cope), Joseph (married a Mitchell), Catherine(married a Margetts), and Thomas. I am very interested in contacting anyone who has a link to this George Batt or any of his children.
red mail Re Reading Room
From Cassells Gazetteer c1896 Cowley Oxford : 1891 Population : 10,339 - The parish has a free reading room.

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